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Title 30Chapter VIISubchapter T → Part 943


Title 30: Mineral Resources


PART 943—TEXAS


Contents
§943.1   Scope.
§943.10   State regulatory program approval.
§943.15   Approval of Texas regulatory program amendments.
§943.16   Required program amendments.
§943.20   Approval of Texas abandoned mine land reclamation plan.
§943.25   Approval of Texas abandoned mine land reclamation plan amendments.

Authority: 30 U.S.C. 1201 et seq.

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§943.1   Scope.

This part contains all rules applicable only within Texas which have been adopted under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977.

[45 FR 13008, Feb. 27, 1980]

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§943.10   State regulatory program approval.

The Secretary approved the Texas regulatory program, as submitted on July 20, 1979, and amended on November 13, 1979, and December 20, 1979, effective February 16, 1980. Copies of the approved program are available at:

(a) Surface Mining and Reclamation Division, Railroad Commission of Texas, Capitol Station, P.O. Box 12967, Austin, TX 78711.

(b) Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Tulsa Field Office, 5100 East Skelly Drive, Suite 470, Tulsa, OK 74135-6548.

[64 FR 20168, Apr. 26, 1999]

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§943.15   Approval of Texas regulatory program amendments.

The following is a list of the dates amendments were submitted to OSM, the dates when the Director's decision approving all, or portions of these amendments, were published in the Federal Register and the State citations or a brief description of each amendment. The amendments in this table are listed in order of the date of final publication in the Federal Register.

Original amendment submission date Date of final
publication
Citation/description
March 27, 1980June 18, 1980, November 26, 1980TCMR 051.07.04.023, .070.
September 18, 1981June 3, 1982TCMR 05.07.01.313(a).
August 31, 1984July 9, 1985TCMR 051.07.04.008, .138, .184, .201, .340, .510, .620 through .625.
August 24, 1988December 11, 1989TCMR 806.309(j)(1)(A) through (H), (2)(A) through (D), (4)(A), (B), (C), (5)(A), (B), (6)(A) through (E), (7), (8).
June 24, 1991February 19, 1992TCMR 806.309(j)(1)(H), (I), 806.309(j)(2), (3), (7), (8), (9).
December 23, 1991April 17, 1992TCMR 816.394.
September 12, 1989May 21, 1992TCMR 701.008(53), 778.116(a) through (l), (n); 786.215(e)(2), .221(d), .225(h).
September 22, 1989August 19, 1992TCMR 700.002(b)(2), .003(22), .008(18), (56), (81), (85); 762.074(1), (2); 770.100(c), .101, .102(c); 771.107(d), .108; 776.111(a)(3)(A), (7), (b), (1); 779.125(b), .126(a), .133; 780.144(a), .145(b)(4), .151; 783.171(b), .172, .179; 784.187(b)(4), .191, .194(a), (e), (f), .195(a); 785.200(a), (b), (c), (f) through (i); 786.216(p); 788.230(a)(4), (5), (6); 788.232(c)(1), (d), (e); 795.237(b)(5), (c), (d), .238(d)(4), .243(a); 800.301(b); 808.317; 815.327(a), (f); 816.339(a), .344(a), .353(d), .359 through .362, .363(j), (i), (o), (p), .368(c), .369(a), .371(c)(3), .375(d), .377(b), .380(b), (c), .384(b)(2), .390(a); 817.509(a), .514(a), .531(j), (i), (o), (p), .547(b), (c), .551(b)(2), .562(c), .565(e); 819.600(c)(1); 840.672(b); 843.680(a), .682(f); 845.695(b)(2); 850.700, .701, .702(a) through (d), .703 through .710; recodification of the TCMR 700.001 through 845.698.
February 8, 1993March 21, 1994TCMR 778.116(l), (m); 786.215(e)(1), (2), (g); 788.225(e), (1)(A), (2), (3), (f), (1), (2), (g); 843.680(c).
May 24, 1994March 27, 1995TCMR 778.116(m); 786.215(e)(1), (f), .216(i) through (o), .225(f)(3), (4), (g), (1), (i) through (iv), (2), (h).
August 11, 1995December 13, 1995TCMR 806.309(j)(2)(C)(iv)(I)(A) through (C), (II)(A) through (C).
December 20, 1995April 8, 1996TCMR 701.008(71); 780.154(a) through (c); 784.198(a) through (c); 816.400 through 403; 815.327(c); 817.569 through 572; 827.651(b).
August 30, 1995, September 18, 1995June 18, 1996TSMCRA Article 5920-11, 6(b), 21(a), (c); TCMR 701.008(104); 778.116(m), .225(g)(1).
August 24, 1995January 30, 1997Recodification of TSMCRA Article 5920-11, 1 through 38; 4 Ch. 134.001 through .188.
May 13, 1993March 26, 1997TCMR 700.002(b)(4), (5), (f); .003(1), (3); 701.008(4), (5), (9), (10, (18), (19), 21), (24), (25), (26), (34), (41), (55), (67), (68), (69), (70), (76), (82), (84), (95), (102), (107); 705.010(a)(3), (c); .011(2), (3), (5), (9); .013(a); .014; .015(a); .016(a); 707.022; 709.025; .026; .027; .028; .029; .030; .031; .032; .033, .034; 760.069; .070(5), (6), (7), (9), (11); 761.071 (a) through (e); .072 (a) through (h); .073; 762.074(3), (4), (5); .075(a), (b); .076(a); .077; 764.078; .079(a), (b), (c); .080(a)(1), (2), (4) through (7), (b), (c), (d); .081(a), (b); .082(a)(3), (b), (c), (d); .083(a), (b); .084(a), (b); .085(b); 770.101; 776.111(a)(e)(E); 779.126(d); .127(a), (b), (c); .128(a), (3), (4), (b); .129, (a), (b), (1), (3); 780.141(g), (h); .142(b)(11), (c), (d), .146 (a) through (e); .148(a)(3)(i), (c)(1), (2), (3); 783.172(d); .173 (a) through (e); .174(a), (3), (4), (b); .175, (a), (b), (1), (3); 784.188 (a) through (f); .190 (a)(3)(i), (c)(1), (2), (3); .197(c), (d); 785.201(b), (c), (d)(2); .202(b)(1)(i), (2), (3); 786.210 (a) through (e); .216(c), (e); .220(d); 800.301(b)(2); .311(d); 807.312(a), (b), (c); .313(a)(2); 815.327(a); .328(a), (b); 816.330(f); .340; .341; .342; .344; .347; .348; .349; .350; .355; .357(a), (c), (d); .358 (a) through (d); .360(a)(2), (A), (B), (f)(1)(A), (g)(2), (h)(1), (2), (3), (i); .362(d); .376 (a) through (d), .377, .378(a), (c); .380(e)(10); .385(b)(3); .390; .395; .396; 817.500(f); .509(a); .510; .511; .512; .514; .517; .519; .522(f); .524; .526(b), (c), (d); .527 (a) through (d); .528 (a) through (i); .529; .530, (c), (d), (e), (g), (j), (s), (t); .535(c); .538(c)(3); .543 (a) through (d); .544; .545(a), (c); .547(e)(10); .552(b)(3); .555; .560; .561; 823.620(a), (b), (c); .621(a)(1), (2), (3), (b); .622(a), (b), (c); .623; .624 (a) through (g); .625(a), (b); 843.681(c), (f) through (j); .682(a)(1); .695(b)(1); 846.001; .002; .003; .004; .005; 850.703(b)(1)(A); .704(b); .706(a).
October 21, 1996April 29, 1997TCMR 701.008(77); 779.130; 816.352.
December 1, 1997March 3, 1998TSCMRA 134.004(3); 134.005(a)(2); 134.008; 134.014(b); 134.022(c); 134.056(2); 134.068; 134.069(a)(2) and (b); 134.084(a) through (d); 134.092(a)(2); 134.163(1). Vernon's Texas Civil Statutes Article 5920-11, Sections 6(b), 21(c), 33(e) and 21a.
January 23, 1998April 22, 1998Recodification; 16 TAC 12.1 through 12.710.
December 1, 1997June 8, 199816 TAC 12.3; 12.201(d)(5); 12.237(2), (2)(B) and (C); 12.243(a), (a)(4) and (5); 12.309(1); 12.312(a) and (b); 12.313(a), (b), (d), and (f); 12.387; 12.388.
January 28, 1999May 3, 1999Sections 12.143(a)(2), (b)(1) and (b)(2); .145(b)(3); .187(b)(3); .199(2); .379; .389; .546; .554; and .651(9) and (13).
May 13, 1999August 12, 1999Procedures and Standards for Determining Revegetation Success on Surface-Mined Lands in Texas; Normal Husbandry Practices for Surface-Mined Lands in Texas.
August 24, 2000November 24, 2000TAC §12.80(a)(1), (3)-(7); (b)(2)-(3); §12.385(a); (e)-(e)(2)(D); §12.552(a); (e)-(e)(2)(D); and §12.651(13).
July 25, 2001November 6, 2002Sections 12.3(169) definition of “surface coal mining operations which exist on the date of enactment [removed] and 12.3(187) definition of “valid existing rights;” 12.71-.74; 12.77; 12.111(1)(H); 12.112(b)(4); 12.113(a); 12.118(a) and (c); 12.151(a)(2); 12.158(a) and (c); 12.191(a)(2); 12.207(a)(5); and 12.216(4)(A).
February 12, 2003July 7, 200316 TAC §1.130.
July 10, 2003November 5, 2003TAC 12.108(b).
June 4, 2004September 14, 200416 TAC 12.108(b).
October 6, 2005February 17, 2006TSCMRA Section 134.055; and 16 TAC 12.108(a) and (b).
July 26, 2005June 14, 2006Procedures and Standards for Determining Revegetation Success on Surface-Mined Lands in Texas—Table of Contents; Section V.D.1., D.2.; appendix B; Attachment 2; Normal Husbandry Practices for Surface-Mined Lands in Texas—Table of Contents; Section IV.E.
February 14, 2007November 19, 2007TSCMRA 134.174(b); TAC 12.147(a) through (a)(3); 12.309(g)(2); 12.337(a) and (b) through (b)(3); 12.395(a)(1), (b)(1), (b)(3), (b)(3)(A) and (B), and (c)(3) and (4); 12.681(a), (b) through (b)(3), (c), (e), (f), (g), and (h); 12.682(a) and (b); 12.688; 12.689(b) through (b)(3); and 12.693.
October 2, 2007March 17, 200816 TAC 12.108(b)(1) through (b)(3).
January 5, 2010December 27, 201016 TAC 12.108(b)(1) through (b)(3).
May 18, 2011, May 26, 2011, and June 3, 2011February 14, 201216 TAC 12.100(a); 12.225(a)(3); 12.311(b); TSCMRA 134.004 (7-a) and (15-a); 134.069(c); 134.080(a) and (b); 134.085; 134.092(20); 134.104(1) and (2); and 134.105(a).
February 9, 2012September 19, 201216 TAC 12.108(b)(1)-(3).
August 9, 2012February 19, 201316 TAC Administrative Code Sections: 12.3; 12.100(c); 12.116; 12.155; 12.156; 12.206; 12.215; 12.216; 12.221; 12.225; 12.226; 12.228;12.232; 12.233; 12.234; 12.235; 12.239; 12.395; 12.560; 12.676; and 12.677.
December 19, 2013August 6, 201416 TAC 12.108(b)(1)-(3).
November 17, 2015November 17, 201716 TAC 12.108(b)(1)-(3).
February 7, 2018November 20, 201916 Texas Administrative Code—Section 12.108, related to permit fees; and Section 12.309, related to self-bonding applications.

[62 FR 9954, Mar. 5, 1997]

Editorial Note: For Federal Register citations affecting §943.15, see the List of CFR Sections Affected, which appears in the Finding Aids section of the printed volume and at www.govinfo.gov.

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§943.16   Required program amendments.

Pursuant to 30 CFR 732.17(f)(1), Texas is required to submit to OSM by the specified date the following written, proposed program amendment, or a description of an amendment to be proposed that meets the requirements of SMCRA and 30 CFR Chapter VII and a timetable for enactment that is consistent with Texas' established administrative or legislative procedures.

(a)-(j) [Reserved]

[51 FR 28555, Aug. 8, 1986, as amended at 57 FR 21607, May 21, 1992; 57 FR 37458, Aug. 19, 1992; 59 FR 13209, Mar. 21, 1994; 60 FR 15680, Mar. 27, 1995; 61 FR 30808, June 18, 1996; 62 FR 14326, Mar. 26, 1997]

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§943.20   Approval of Texas abandoned mine land reclamation plan.

The Secretary approved the Texas abandoned mine land reclamation plan, as submitted on April 24, 1980, and amended on May 30, 1980, June 2, 1980, and June 4, 1980, effective June 23, 1980. Copies of the approved plan are available at:

(a) Surface Mining and Reclamation Division, Railroad Commission of Texas, Capitol Station, P.O. Box 12967, Austin, TX 78711.

(b) Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Tulsa Field Office, 5100 East Skelly Drive, Suite 470, Tulsa, OK 74135-6548.

[64 FR 20168, Apr. 26, 1999]

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§943.25   Approval of Texas abandoned mine land reclamation plan amendments.

The following is a list of the dates amendments were submitted to OSM, the dates when the Director's decision approving all, or portions of these amendments, were published in the Federal Register and the State citations or a brief description of each amendment. The amendments in this table are listed in order of the date of final publication in the Federal Register.

Original amendment submission dateDate of final publicationCitation/description
May 11 and 26, 1989August 19, 1992Certification of the completion of reclamation on all lands adversely impacted by past coal mining.
August 24, 1997January 30, 1997Recodification of TSMCRA Article 5920-11, §3(7); 4 Ch. 134.142.
December 1, 1997March 3, 1998TSCMRA 134.142.
January 23, 1998April 22, 1998Recodification; 16 TAC 12.800 through 12.817.
December 1, 1997November 25, 199812.800 through .814; .815(d); .816; .818 through .823.
October 11, 2006February 6, 2007Emergency response reclamation program; AML Plan sections 884.13(c)(6), (d)(2) and (d)(3).
February 14, 2007November 19, 2007TSCMRA 134.150(c) and TAC 12.816(c)

[62 FR 9954, Mar. 5, 1997, as amended at 63 FR 10320, Mar. 3, 1998; 63 FR 19823, Apr. 22, 1998; 63 FR 65070, Nov. 25, 1998; 72 FR 5333, Feb. 6, 2007; 72 FR 64946, Nov. 19, 2007]

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